But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. (Galatians 4:26)
Today in some cultures the celebration of Mother's Day is at hand. Encircled with mixed emotions, all mothers will receive different recognitions of honor. Does not the holy Scriptures command to honor thy father and mother? (Matthew 15:4). Yet, when Jesus was informed that his mother and brother were awaiting him outside, before his audience, Jesus immediately address the salutation this way, "Who is my mother, or my brethren?" (Mark 3:33)
Beloved when God imparts into a life a "born again experience;" there must be a mother somewhere. Unlike Jesus' natural mother from without; this mother births from within. A spiritual mother, parenting a spiritual child. Engraving an image upon our hearts and minds of eternal life; vacating the premise of separation from God to an occupancy being filled with his spirit. Yes, the Jerusalem which is above is more than just an expression of words; but a reality of mother and child. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder